4/15/12: Chelsea vs. Tottenham: Chelsea are not likely to reach the top of the English Premier League table before the end of the season and now Barcelona and possibly either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich stand in their way of the Champions League title, so the Londoners will be looking to the FA Cup to top off a successful revival by Roberto Di Matteo. Chelsea are once again winning, but they are not convincing wins and they will need to step it up if they hope to beat Tottenham and progress to the final match. Spurs are suffering from a slight road bump in their domestic form and suffered a humiliating loss to Norwich City, the 2-1 scoreline not at all representing the quality that Tottenham displayed in every aspect on the pitch except for their finishing.
|Heiko Vogel's men fight to win the double|
4/14/12: Aberdeen v. Hibernian: Aberdeen are coming off of a 3-1 win against Dundee United at the weekend and are currently in eighth place on the table. Hibernian sits just above the Scottish Premier League relegation zone but are seven points clear so they will be looking for a cup final to capitalize on a season of poor league placement.
their 2012 title
And then... CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!
Semi-final game number one will be held in Munich, Germany as the dominant Germans Bayern Munich take on the current La Liga leaders Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena. Semi-final game number two between Barcelona and Chelsea will be hosted by the London side at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
We are looking at two fantastic fixtures here but of course, in soccer, we could be facing two shutouts, a bunch of yellow cards and ninety minutes of Olympic quality diving. Only time will tell.